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Jax Truckee Diner

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10144 W River St, Truckee, CA 96161-0319
530-550-7450
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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  • 78
    Excellent
  • 97
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 26
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good, basic American food

Dinner on night 3 of our Truckee trip, based upon good yelp reviews. I had the 1/2 pounder hamburger w/ fries ($9.99) and added sauteed onions for a $1 extra. Big, juicy bigger. Hubby had the blackened salmon salad ($13.99). At one point during dinner the shake/malt machine was going, and it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
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orange county, ca
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Oakland, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

The food was AMAZING! You can not go to Truckee and not stop for a bite to eat here. Despite the diner's claim to TV Food Channel fame, it's a simple, clean, unpretentious eatery with the tastiest comfort foods, ever!

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orange county, ca
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Dinner on night 3 of our Truckee trip, based upon good yelp reviews. I had the 1/2 pounder hamburger w/ fries ($9.99) and added sauteed onions for a $1 extra. Big, juicy bigger. Hubby had the blackened salmon salad ($13.99). At one point during dinner the shake/malt machine was going, and it sounded like a vacuum cleaner -- and that... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

My family stopped there for breakfast. It was delicious and a Triple D stop! The portions are large and the prices are good. We were all very happy with our meals!

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Willow Glen, California, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We were a party of three and two of us had poor experiences with either the food or the kitchen staff. I had ordered the lobster Mac N Cheese as an appetizer. The waitress brought out the other appetizers at our table but not the Mac N Cheese. Then she brings out all of the main courses and still no... More 

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Truckee, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Good value, Huge plate. I have never had a bad meal here. Milkshakes are tasty big with the leftovers in the can as well. Burgers, Philly cheese,Always a great choice when you are Downtown.

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California's Wine Coast Country, California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

very easy and comforting. Turkey sandwich with gravy, mashed and cranberries. My go to. Also crab cakes are good.

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Sparks, Nevada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We read really good reviews on Tripadvisor, so thought we'd try it out, as we were going to Truckee to buy lottery tickets. The only thing good about the entire place was the waitstaff. Our beer wasn't cold, neither were the glasses. My husband had calamari, which he said was tough and chewy. I had a reuben, which had at... More 

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San Diego, California
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152 reviews 152 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
326 helpful votes 326 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We usually eat one meal here whenever we visit Lake Tahoe. We have here breakfast, lunch and dinner and find the food has always been really great. The restaurant is located just on the south side of the railroad tracks in a restaurant building what you would picture a diner to look like. My wife had one of their specialities,... More 

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Houston, Texas
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46 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

The menu is varied and the food is very good. We liked being able to order sliders individually. The milk shakes are not to be missed. Service could be better.

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Coto de Caza, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

A delightful stop in Truckee. A clean, efficient and organized diner for good old american diner food. The menu is varied enough to please everyone.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 10144 W River St, Truckee, CA 96161-0319
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  Truckee
  • Phone Number: 530-550-7450

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 8
  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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